With the summer coming to an end, you’ve had a ton of time to get out there and catch the big one. When it’s time to get that fish on the fire, trying to figure out what to cook it on its its own challenge. Grill baskets are the perfect answer. There are a ton of options on the market, so here are some favorites to make the choice a bit easier.
Weber 6471 Original Large Stainless Steel Fish Basket
This stainless steel fish basket is the answer to all your grilled fish-related prayers. Its simple design lets you flip multiple food items at one time. Using this basket ensures that anything you put into it is all evenly-cooked. That’s right, its flexible wire allows you to grill just about anything, not just fish! I love versatility!
This basket is designed for a variety of grills, and will fit an 18-inch or larger model. And, after you’re done scraping all of the delicious char off of it, you can just throw it in the dishwasher.
Read my recommendations on the best non-stick ceramic cookware for those pan-fried fillets!
The Companion Group Stainless Grilling Basket For Fish Grilling
Unlike our last basket, this one comes with a flexible handle that makes for easy flipping. The flexible wire and strong construction will keep your food safe and secure while allowing for nice and even cooking throughout.
There’s no need to worry about losing your catch with this basket’s strong, safe design. Plus, you can fit a ton of food into this generously-sized grill basket. Clean up is a breeze. This basket is corrosion resistant and can be tossed right into the dishwasher when you’re done grilling that fish to perfection.
Are you struggling to clean your catch? Why not just use the best electric knife for cleaning fish?
Cuisinart CNTB-422 Simply Grilling Nonstick Grilling Basket
Big fish? No problem! This basket is significantly larger than many of the other ones included in this list. It’s quite versatile as well. You can throw vegetables, steak, or corn in the huge baskets when you’re not cooking fish. Or, you can cook your vegetables at the same time as your fish.
This model comes with a convenient handle and a huge, adjustable grilling plate. That being said, unlike the other two in this list, this one does require hand-washing. However, I think the larger volume and adjustable baskets make this one of the best baskets on this list.
Outset QC70 Chrome Fish Basket with Rosewood Handle
If you’re just cooking for yourself, this consider this nifty grill basket. It’s got a beautiful, smooth rosewood handle that makes this an incredibly fine-looking piece of kit. If you’re the sort that likes to hang up your cookware on the wall, cast a line out for one of these! Its fish shape would make it an awesome kitchen/grill accessory.
The chrome basket on this model hinged and features a lockable base to keep your fish secure. The huge handle makes it so you don’t have to worry about burning your hands while grabbing it out of the grill. Did I mention that it’s shaped like a fish? I mean, what’s not to like?
Charcoal Companion Non-stick Rectangle Flexi Grilling Basket
This no-nonsense grill basket is one of the most affordable on this list. Its flexible wires and adjustable locking grill surface makes this a great choice, whether you’re grilling fish or steaks.
This basket also features a rosewood handle, which will keep those fishing hands in tip-top fishing shape. The basket is non-stick, so no fishing out burnt-on, charred fish from small crevices. It’s simple to clean, too. Just toss it in the dishwasher when you’re done with it.
This one is the primo choice for the person looking for the best bang for their buck.
If you stick with the choices on this list, you’ll be grilling in no time. These baskets will save you time and keep you safe when you’re out there cooking up your catch. Next thing you know, you’ll be making tasty grilled halibut, or searing up some perfect cod.
For some great seafood recipes, If you enjoy a good smoked salmon as much as I do, you’ll want to check out this recipe for the best salmon brine! Then check out my post on the best way to smoke salmon. You might also be interested in this recipe for pan-fried walleye fillets.
If you can’t get enough seafood, you might also be interested in this method of cooking colossal sea scallops in a cast iron skillet.